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Can music truly Heal or Harm?

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There are many accounts of music's ability to alter the state of mind and even influence choices with both positive and negitive effects. Music-therapy research that claims that sad music helps a broken heart -- and can be a first step in overcoming depression.

There are studies for both points of veiw. For example, a person who just had a frustrating exchange with someone was more likely to choose angry music. Likewise, those with a broken heart chose sad music. And, according to the research, in some cases the brokenhearted said they would prefer to hear a weepy breakup tune rather than cry on the shoulder of an empathetic friend.

Join us as we explore the healing power of music and how it influences our daily lives.

Special thanks to  Michael Friedman, Ph.D. for his work "Does Music Have Healing Powers?"

Published on February 4, 2014 by in Brick by Brick

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